Gaga as ‘Queen Neferti-tea’
Photo © 2011 AFP / Toshifumi Kitamura
This is what happens when your fans are old enough to have jobs (sorry One Direction)
Fans of Lady Gaga bidding on a teacup and saucer used only once by the pop diva have offered more than six million yen ($A74,225) for the item by the time the hammer fell, a Japanese auction site says.
With more than 1300 bids, the week-long auction finished on Sunday, with a top offer of Y6,011,000, according to Yahoo! Japan, which managed the charity event.
The cup was used by Gaga at a press conference in Tokyo three months after the massive tsunami of March last year swamped a large stretch of coastline.
Gaga told reporters at the time that she would auction the cup, marked with her lipstick and bearing the Japanese message "We pray for Japan" along with the star's autograph.
All the money raised will be used to help young Japanese artists who want to study in the United States.
The teacup was one of a number of items being sold to raise money for those affected by Japan's worst post-war calamity, and was the second most expensive lot.
The top-priced item was a Kawai crystal piano used by Yoshiki of rock band Japan X, which went for Y11,001,000 (A$135k).
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